Jackie K. Cooper

Jackie K. Cooper
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T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 64% The Good Liar (2019) Mirren and McKellen are always enjoyably watchable and they elevate a too twisty by half script. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
10/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) This is the kind of movie they made when Paul Newman and Steve McQueen were at their peak. Bale and Damon prove even in today's Hollywood talent is talent and can't be denied. This is just a wonderful movie in too many ways to name. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
5/10 60% Frankie (2019) Great cast (Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei equals a not so great movie. Lot of talent caught in a pointless story. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
7/10 67% Danger Close (2019) Travis Fimmel leads a fresh cast of actors in this story of Australia/New Zealand fighters in Vietnam. Full of heroics with a personal touch. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
6/10 100% Anya (2019) A quirky movie full of surprises. Good cast and Motell Gyn Foster is outstanding as the "evolutionary geneticist." Worth looking up. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
6/10 42% Midway (2019) Good historical recounting, and solid special effects highlight this movie. Where it fails is in giving audiences a personal story to latch onto. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
5/10 48% Last Christmas (2019) A "Notting Hill" "Love Actually" Sixth Sense" smashup that makes everything seem borrowed from a better film. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
7/10 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) A well made, enjoyable film - which doesn't always happen with a Stephen King book. Plus Rebecca Ferguson is terrific. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Portal (2019) Another "let's go to a murder victim's house and see if there are any ghosts there" movie. Been there, done that - but send the t-shirt. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet The Wrong Todd (2018) It all comes across as "c'mon gang, let's make a movie". Actually the acting is competent and the script is quirky. With a little more money and effort it could have been something strikingly different. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
7/10 52% Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall give a master class in acting. The whole movie is a character study but what a study it is in the hands of these terrific thespians. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
7/10 61% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) An interesting crime drama that is elevated by the talent of its cast - particularly lead actor/writer/director Edward Norton. He is fascinating to watch as an investigator with Tourettes. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
6/10 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Same old same old on the plot but the presence of Hamilton and Schwarzenegger make it a movie worth seeing. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
7/10 73% Harriet (2019) An overdue film about one of history's greatest heroines. Not only do we get to see Erivo's acting skills we also get to hear her wonderful voice. Chances are Tubman's story was more dramatic than shown but it is still an educating and entertaining film. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
5/10 96% Love, Antosha (2019) Anton Yelchin was a talented actor who never had a real breakthrough role. He was always on the cusp of breaking through but fate robbed him of that chance. This film portrays all that but never quite draws the audience into the story. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/10 20% Entangled (2019) This film has enough atmosphere for two movies. The sight and sound of the story are sensually presented. But when it is all over you find there was no real substance to any of it. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/10 98% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) The information is amazing; the presentation is pretty dull. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/10 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) A two hour exercise in navel gazing. However Antonio Banderas gets better and better with age as an actor. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
5/10 25% Countdown (2019) The clock is ticking and in this movie the "victims" are fighting back. The feistiness of the characters lifts the movie from sub par to average and in this case that is a good thing. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
6/10 51% Black and Blue (2019) Naomie Harris' performance elevates this story of a woman who is "black and blue." Plus the pacing of the movie is spot on. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
6/10 41% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Just a good old fairy tale with no political overtones. The kids sitting behind me clapped when it was over (in a good way). Plus the battle between good (Jolie) and evil (Pfeiffer) entertains the adults. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
6/10 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Didn't feel like I was in on the joke with the original. This time I actually laughed. Still not a fan of zombie movies but this one entertained. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/10 11% Jexi (2019) Adam Devine is more enjoyable in small doses - like supporting roles and not leading the charge. Michael Pena, we feel your pain. Come back, all is forgiven - this, Dora, everything! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/10 43% The Addams Family (2019) "The Addams Family" has been done to death. Enough already, give it a rest. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
6/10 26% Gemini Man (2019) The young/old Will Smith is too gimmicky by half. Ang Lee does manage to keep the action going and the interest held. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet 18 to Party (2019) A mashup of "Waiting For Godot" and "The Breakfast Club. It features several young actors worth keeping on your radar. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/10 50% American Dreamer (2019) An average thriller made better by a dramatic turn by the always funny Jim Gaffigan. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Encounter (2018) It looks like your run of the mill sci-fi adventure - but it's not. Luke Hemsworth underplays his part and is that much more effective. Plus the movie has just enough of a twist to keep you watching every scene for clues as to what is going on. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
6/10 73% Low Tide (2019) A fresh faced cast bring talent and energy to this tale of life and crime on the Jersey shore. It is under the radar but should be sought out. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
7/10 69% Joker (2019) A violent chaotic world beats down and then elevates a psychopath in this origin story. In the title role Joaquin Phoenix is brilliant. Even when the movie makes you want to turn your head he demands you keep your eyes on him. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
6/10 65% The Parts You Lose (2019) It's like an abbreviated season of "Fargo". Strong performances from Paul McNairey and Winstead; and an amazing performance from Danny Murphy - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet The Black String (2019) It is an average movie with an above average performance from Frankie Muniz - yes that Frankie Muniz - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
6/10 81% Abominable (2019) Sweet story (we have seen a thousand times) and wonderful animation make this a family friendly film that entertains. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
5/10 44% The Wedding Year (2019) Sarah Hyland gives it her all but this story of the marriage circuit never quite connects with its audience. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
6/10 62% 3 Days with Dad (Life Support) (2019) Depressing story about death, but the cast manages to engage the audience and keep them attuned to the different nuances of the film. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
6/10 23% Zeroville (2019) Off beat, quirky and confusing. Still it held my interest and made me think about it once I left the theater. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/10 84% Ad Astra (2019) Pretentious and ponderous, this movie drove me to distraction. Yes, Brad Pitt gives it his all but his monotonous voiceover adds to the boredom the film exudes. Looks great but it is a pretty picture with no heart. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
4/10 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Coming off the success of his "Rocky" reboots this is a big step downward. The movie has to pile on the gore to justify the horrific revenge. Doesn't work - but you won't be bored. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
6/10 84% Villains (2019) Want to know what "Pennywise" looks like under the "It" clown makeup, here's your chance. Plus Jeffrey Donovan and Kyra Sedgwick chew up the scenery in their emoting and that is fun. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/10 22% Running with the Devil (2019) Another ho hum movie that follows Nicolas Cage's career down the rabbit hole. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/10 30% Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) An unappealing RomCom that is so predictable it hurts. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
7/10 88% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Not overly personal, it is all about a major talent and the steps in her musical career. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
7/10 24% The Goldfinch (2019) A complex story told by adding layer after layer. It is not easy entertainment. You must pay complete attention from beginning to end. But overall it does deliver a comprehensive story that is mostly well told. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
6/10 88% Hustlers (2019) Jennifer Lopez has the looks for the role of a woman who works the strip clubs. Still it is a movie going nowhere with a mixed message in there somewhere. Still it is fun to watch. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
10/10 84% Downton Abbey (2019) So close to perfection. A movie must become an annual event. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
6/10 64% Rockaway (2019) This mix of "Good Boys" and "Stand By Me" touches all the right emotions with two brothers struggling to survive the summer of 94. Writer/director John J Budion is on the right track with his career. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
5/10 88% Freaks (2019) Good sci-fi idea but seems to be something we have all seen before. Still it is a nice introduction to child actor Lexy Kolker. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Went to "It 2" wanting to be scared silly. They left out the scared and went for the silly. Too much time clowning around and not with THE CLOWN. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
5/10 71% Gwen (2019) Well acted and the locales reflect the poverty of North Wales in the 1800's, but the movie is a downer from beginning to end. A little ray of hope would have helped. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
7/10 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) This movie is so much more than would expect. It isn't just about a rabid fan of Bruce Springsteen, it is how his life is uplifted by Springsteen. Dramatic and emotional, it delivers on entertainment. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019